A randomized controlled trial of the impact of therapeutic horse riding on the quality of life, health, and function of children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Davis2009ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of the impact of therapeutic horse riding on the quality of life, health, and function of children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Elise Davis and Barbara J. Davies and Rory Wolfe and R Raadsveld and Berhard Heine and Pam Thomason and Fiona Dobson and H Kerr Graham},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={111-9; discussion 88}
}
This randomized controlled trial examined whether therapeutic horse riding has a clinically significant impact on the physical function, health and quality of life (QoL) of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Ninety-nine children aged 4 to 12 years with no prior horse riding experience and various levels of impairment (Gross Motor Function Classification System Levels I-III) were randomized to intervention (10wks therapeutic programme; 26 males, 24 females; mean age 7y 8mo [SD 2y 5mo] or control… CONTINUE READING

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